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Iran conditions death penalty for drug offenses

Iran conditions death penalty for drug offenses

TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (Press Shia) – Capital punishment will be removed for all drug-related offenses with the exception of 3 cases, vice-chairman of Parliament’s Judiciary Committee told Press Shia on Sunday.MP Yahya Kamalipour told Press Shia that the judiciary needs to report to the Parliament the figures related to those sentenced to death and the severity of their crimes, after which the...

Judiciary to reconsider death penalty for drug traffickers

Judiciary to reconsider death penalty for drug traffickers

TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – Judiciary spokesperson has reported on a proposal to the Iranian Parliament to make amendments to capital punishment law as regards drug trafficking.Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said the new bill sent by the Judiciary to the Parliament aims to modify coverage of death penalty for drug traffickers though it is still being investigated. On the latest status...

Babak Zanjani unlikely to be executed by late March

Babak Zanjani unlikely to be executed by late March

TEHRAN, Feb. 07 (Press Shia) – Babak Zanjani’s lawyer has said it is highly unlikely that the Judiciary implements the execution verdict on Babak Zanjani by March 21, the end of Iranian solar year.Rasoul Kouhpayeh told Mehr News on Tuesday that Mr. Zanjani would file papers with appeal court and had only seen the court verdict few days ago. Earlier an Oil Ministry official responsible to...

Zanjani notified with his death penalty verdict

Zanjani notified with his death penalty verdict

THERAN, Jan. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – Judiciary spokesperson has said the appeal court has overturned the primary court verdict of death penalty for second and third defendants in Zanjani’s case.Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei who was speaking in his 107th press conference on Sunday told reporters that Mr. Babak Zanjani had received the final verdict by the Supreme Court judges who had confirmed...

Iran's Supreme Court overturns death sentence for Zanjani

Iran's Supreme Court overturns death sentence for Zanjani

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (Press Shia) – An informed source in Iran's Supreme Court on the latest proceedings on Babak Zanjani's case, said the court has overturned the death sentence for the oil billionaire.Zanjani was jailed in 2013 when charges were brought up against him for misappropriating two billion euros belonging to the Ministry of Petroleum. Babak Zanjani and two others, Mehdi Shams and...

European Parliament votes in favor of resolution to freeze Turkey's accession

European Parliament votes in favor of resolution to freeze Turkey's accession

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – The European Parliament has voted on Thursday in favor of a non-binding resolution on freezing Turkey's EU accession talks. The 751-member legislative body voted 479 in favor and 37 against the non-binding resolution in a roll-call broadcast on the EP's audiovisual service. A total of 107 EU lawmakers abstained. EU foreign...